2. Construction Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (CSWP3) 
  3. NPDES General Permit For Storm Water Discharges From Construction Activities
  4. Memorandum for Adoption of Western Washington Storm Water Manual
  5. Stormwater Management for Western Washington
  6. UFC 1-200-02 (High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Requirements)
  7. Army Sustainable Design and Development Policy Memo (Jan 17 2017)


Changes or Criteria Notes to Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS)

Paragraph # and Title (if any)

Note to Designer

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The UFGS deleted this section in 2015 and moved the language to 01 57 19. Only use this section for older contracts that already have the section incorporated in their specifications. For all other contracts, to include new contracts, use 01 57 19. Language below only updates previous information to be current.


1.2 References

Delete all references and replace with:

(2017) Construction General Permit, Environmental Protection Agency

NPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges From Construction Activities

 (2013) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit WAS-026638, Environmental Protection Agency

(Most Current) Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington, Washington State Department of Ecology Publication

1.2 References

Remove all ASTM International references.  (The ASTMs are referred to within the Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington.)


1.1 Summary

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The work consists of implementing the stormwater pollution prevention measures to prevent sediments from entering waters of the United States or municipal separate storm sewer systems leading to waters of the United States as specified in this Section in conformance with the requirements of Section 01 57 20.00 10 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, and National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits

1.3 Erosion and Sediment Controls

Delete sentence and replace with:

Site disturbances exceeding 5,000 square feet will comply with EPA MS4 Permit WAS-026638. Sites disturbing once acre or more comply with the EPA NPDES Construction General Permit specific control measures.  In addition, the control measures described in the Western Washington Stormwater Management Manual are authorized.  Any deviation from the manual stated above must have approval from the DPW Stormwater Manager.

1.3.1 thru 1.3.5

Sections do not apply.  Delete Sections.  The Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington must be followed.



SD-01 Preconstruction Submittals

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Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP); G


JBLM has a NDPES MS4 Permit and a Construction General Permit for the installation. For sites disturbing more than 5,000 square feet or more, contractors shall prepare a site specific SWPPP meeting the requirements of the MS4 Permit. A JBLM SWPPP template is available from the PW Stormwater Program Office to assist contractors in development of this submittal. For sites disturbing greater than one acre, the contractor shall obtain individual permit coverage under the EPA's NDPES Construction General Permit by submitting a Notice of Intent to the EPA and preparing a site specific SWPPP following EPA's Construction SWPPP template.

All SWPPPs must be reviewed by JBLM Stormwater Program prior to ground disturbance. The SWPPP must be prepared in accordance with good engineering practices and must inc lude information required by the MS4 Permit or CGP.  The SWPPP shall be submitted to the PW Environmental Division, Stormwater Program



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Storm water Pollution Prevention Plan

Storm water Notice of Intent


SD-08 Closeout Submittals

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Permit Termination. Coverage under the Construction General Permit must be terminated by the contractor. A Notice of Termination must be submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In addition, the permit holder must request an inspection by a qualified member of Public Works Stormwater Program before termination request is submitted to EPA. At the discretion of the Stormwater Program, an inspection may or may not be conducted prior to permit termination.


SD-09 Closeout Submittals

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A copy of the Notice of Termination and EPA confirmation letter must be submitted to Public Works Stormwater Program.

1.5 Delivery, Storage, and Handling

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All identification, storage and handling will be in accordance with the most current version of the Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington.

Part 2 Products

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Provide products that comply with the Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington.

2.1 thru 2.2

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Part 3 Execution

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Execute in accordance with the Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington.

3.1 thru 3.3.3

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3.4.1   General

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Inspections will be in accordance with the MS4 or Construction General Permit.

3.4.2   Inspections Details

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3.4.3   Inspection Reports

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Monthly Inspection Report and Certification Form

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Design Requirements

  1. Storm Water Management Manual for Western Washington.
  2. Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit WAS-026638.
  3. EPA NPDES Construction General Permit.  Applies to all projects having a total ground disturbance of an acre or greater.
  4. Low Impact Development Technical Guidance Manual for Puget Sound
  5. Erosion and Sediment Control. Provide appropriate erosion and sediment controls on all construction sites that will have ground disturbance. For sites with 5,000 square feet or less of ground disturbance may include a description of erosion and sediment controls in the Environmental Protection Plan (See Section 01 57 20.00 10). Proper implementation and maintenance of appropriate best management practices (BMPs) is critical to adequately control any adverse water quality impacts from construction activities. Discharges must not violate the state's surface water quality standards (WAC Chapter 173-201A) and groundwater quality standards (WAC Chapter 173-200).
    1. Volume II, Chapter 4 of the Ecology stormwater manual provides standards and specifications for BMPs that are approved for use on JBLM. Consider other BMPs with proper review and approval by JBLM PW.
    2. Preparation of a site-specific SWPPP is required for all construction activities that will have a land disturbance of 5,000 square feet or more or are part of a common plan of development that will disturb 5,000 square feet or greater. Multiple construction sites under one contract must have a SWPPP prepared if the total land disturbance for all sites is greater than 5,000 square feet.
    3. Construction sites that will have a land disturbance of one or more acres (or are part of a common plan of development that will disturb an acre or greater) or projects that have multiple construction sites under one contract if the total land disturbance for all sites is greater than one acre, must be covered under the EPA's NPDES CGP (Construction General Permit).



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